failure to thrive

failure of an infant to grow satisfactorily compared with the average for that community. It is detected by regular measurements and plotting on centile chart. It can be the first indication of a serious underlying condition, such as kidney or heart disease or malabsorption, or it may result from problems at home, particularly nonaccidental injury.

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  • Failure to thrive — Infobox Symptom Name = Failure to thrive Caption = ICD10 = ICD10|R|62|8|r|50 ICD9 = ICD9|783.7 ICDO = OMIM = DiseasesDB = MedlinePlus = 000991 eMedicineSubj = ped eMedicineTopic = 738Failure to thrive (FTT) is a medical term which denotes poor… …   Wikipedia

  • failure to thrive — FTT failure of an infant to grow satisfactorily compared with the average for that community. It is detected by regular measurements and plotting on centile charts. It can be the first indication of a serious underlying condition, such as kidney… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • failure to thrive — noun a) Poor physical growth or level of weight, relative to ones age peers. b) Abnormal weight loss, malaise …   Wiktionary

  • failure to thrive — physical and developmental retardation in infants and small children, seen in those with a physical illness or suffering psychosocial effects such as maternal deprivation. Characteristics include lack of physical growth and below normal… …   Medical dictionary

  • Failure to thrive (FTT) — Refers to a child whose physical growth is significantly less than that of peers. There is no official consensus on what constitutes failure to thrive (FTT). It usually refers to a child whose growth is below the 3rd or 5th percentiles for their… …   Medical dictionary

  • Развитие Недостаточное, Отставание В Развитии (Failure To Thrive (Ftt)) — недостаточное развитие ребенка по сравнению со средним развитием детей в данном обществе. Выявляется с помощью регулярного определения соответствующих параметров и построения диаграммы развития ребенка. Отставание в развитии ребенка может быть… …   Медицинские термины

  • Thrive, failure to (FTT) — Refers to a child whose physical growth is significantly less than that of peers. There is no official consensus on what constitutes FTT. It usually refers to a child whose growth is below the 3rd or 5th percentiles for their age or whose growth… …   Medical dictionary

  • thrive — verb ADVERB ▪ positively (esp. BrE) ▪ a culture which positively thrives on new ideas ▪ still ▪ The glass industry still thrives there. VERB + THRIVE …   Collocations dictionary

  • failure — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Nonperformance Nouns 1. failure, unsuccessfulness, nonsuccess, nonfulfillment; dead failure, abortion, miscarriage, malfunction, outage; bankruptcy (see nonpayment); labor in vain; no go; inefficacy;… …   English dictionary for students

  • failure — The state of insufficiency or nonperformance. backward heart f. a concept (formerly considered mutually exclusive with forward heart f.) that maintains that the phenomena of congestive heart f. result from passive engorgement of the veins caused… …   Medical dictionary

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